Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)

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Specs summary

Screen
5"

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)'s screen is 5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 Octa core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2600 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 18.3 days standby time, minutes (2G), 1380 minutes (3G).





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PC Magazine

A solid, affordably priced midrange Android phone

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The Samsung Galaxy J3 emerge isn't particularly special, but it's a good option for Boost Mobile users looking for an affordable phone that's easy to use in one hand. If you prefer a phablet, the LG X Power offers a 5.5-inch screen and longer battery life. The Kyocera Hydro Reach is waterproof and even more affordable, but its older hardware and software combine for lackluster performance. That makes the J3 Emerge a happy medium, especially when you can find it on sale.

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The Samsung Galaxy J3 emerge isn't particularly special, but it's a good option for Boost Mobile users looking for an affordable phone that's easy to use in one hand. If you prefer a phablet, the LG X Power offers a 5.5-inch screen and longer battery life. The Kyocera Hydro Reach is waterproof and even more affordable, but its older hardware and software combine for lackluster performance. That makes the J3 Emerge a happy medium, especially when you can find it on sale.

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Kw

2 months and dead

Has been in case, never dropped.  Have to turn on speaker phone to answer calls or I'm muted though mute button not hit. Phone was on and working. Set down for ten minutes on a table. Picked up to look something up and it wouldn't turn on. After various attempts, it gave a small flash of light on screen then nothing. 

Has been in case, never dropped.  Have to turn on speaker phone to answer calls or I'm muted though mute button not hit. Phone was on and working. Set down for ten minutes on a table. Picked up to look something up and it wouldn't turn on. After various attempts, it gave a small flash of light on screen then nothing. 

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date January 13, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/850 /2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 Octa core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1536 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.49 W/kg
Body: 0.53 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 780 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 780 minutes
3G Surfing Time 660 minutes
4G Surfing Time 720 minutes
Talk Time Unknown
3G Talk Time Up to: 1380 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 18.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.1 x 7.0 x 0.9 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 147 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 294 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.9
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Voice activation, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-J327P, Galaxy Amp Prime 2, SM-J327A, Galaxy J3 Prime, SM-J327T, Galaxy J3 Eclipse, Galaxy J3 Mission, Galaxy J3 Emerge

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